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Olfaction is the sense of smell. The sense of smell is how a man or animal notices a smell (or odour or odor) by using the nose. Animals have much better noses than people. Animals can detect small particles in the air or sometimes water that people can not.
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People have special cells in the nose that can detect some chemicals. These cells are called olfactory epithelium. All vertebrates have these cells. The smell is first processed by the olfactory bulb in the olfactory system. Then this information is given to the brain.
Other websites [change]
- Smells and Odours - How Smell Works
- The importance of smell, and pheromones, to Humans and other Animals
- Structure-odor relations: a modern perspective (PDF)
- Olfactory network dynamics and the coding of multidimensional signals (PDF)
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